From the Mouths of Babes and Birds

From the Mouths of Babes and Birds

By TIM REQUARTH and MEEHAN CRIST Babies learn to speak months after they begin to understand language. As they are learning to talk, they babble, repeating the same syllable (“da-da-da”) or combining syllables into a string (“da-do-da-do”). Do humans learn to speak...
Bird Biology and the Arts

Bird Biology and the Arts

Written by Paul R. Ehrlich, David S. Dobkin, and Darryl Wheye (Copyright ® 1988)/ Reprinted 2019 / Artists throughout history have drawn inspiration from the birds. Part-bird, part-human forms have frequently been used to depict either supernatural phenomena or...
How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution

How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution

Written by By Ferris Jabr / The New York Times /  The extravagant splendor of the animal kingdom can’t be explained by natural selection alone — so how did it come to be? A male flame bowerbird is a creature of incandescent beauty. The hue of his...
New Interpretations of Avian Marvels: Birds in Art

New Interpretations of Avian Marvels: Birds in Art

From Fine Art Connoisseur /“Regal Bearing: Bird Portraiture” is on view September 4, 2018, through August 11, 2019, at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum (Wausau, Wisconsin)/ Above photo: Rose Tanner, “Bee Curious,” 2017, oil Cindy House, “Autumnal Colors,” 2018, pastel...